Music Career

I’m studying and need help with a English question to help me learn.


i have two different topic which ever you like you can do. so, the topic is a move: world war ii, A place: Nepal And it’s an informative speech

After you have listed, and I have approved any of your 10+ proposed Informative Speech Topics, you will select one of the approved topics (usually one of the two you have placed * or ** beside, usually but maybe not always) and then begin researching that person, place, object, etc. in eLibrary, Biography Reference Bank (if a person, living or dead), CultureGrams Online (if a place), and/or Encyclopedia Britannica (all topics) in order to create your Informative Outline.

Please ask before you use any other database. The above listed databases have a copy/paste MLA citation. Some other databases do not. If you use another database, you are responsible for using an EasyBib or NoodleTools citation generator.

Warning: NO Google, .com or other non-database research (news articles or photos) will be allowed for this speech unless otherwise directed by the Professor in extremely rare cases.

I have provided a blank Informative Outline template attached in this assignment module. Simply open a database (look to your left for Research the database), search news stories on your topic, copy information from that article, paste into a section of the template, and copy that MLA citation both with the information and on the last page (Works Cited) so you don’t accidentally plagiarize the owner(s) of that source.

The speech outline should be completed in 5 major parts: Introduction/Opener, Main Point 1, Main Point 2, Main Point 3, and Conclusion/Closer. There can be a fourth main point for some topics. You usually use at least one database news source for each main point. You should find additional database news sources for the statistics to write your Introduction and Conclusion unless one of your main point sources has quality statistics that work well in an opener and a closer.

To complete your Introduction: 1. Find a statistic in a news article from eLibrary, Biography Reference Bank, CultureGrams, or Encyclopedia Britannica. 2. Write your own “Connection to the audience” as a question. 3. Write your thesis (identifying your topic and your main points BOTH). 4. Once you know all your database news source publications, list them all for your Establish Credibility.

Next, use a news source for main point one. For example, for a person that main point might be “Childhood.” For a disease, that might be “Symptoms and Diagnosis.” For a place that might be “History.”

Next, use a different news source for main point two. Sometimes it can be the same database if you use anything other than Encyclopedia Britannica for main point one. For a person, that might be “Career.” For a disease, that might be “Treatments.” For a place that might be “President ” or “Prime Minister.”

Next, use another different news source for main point three. For a deceased celebrity or historical person, that might be “Death and/or Legacy.” For a disease, that might be “Treatment options.” For a place that might be “Culture,” “Holidays” or “Landmarks.”

On a rare occasion, there may be a fourth main point. For a person, that might be “Movie made about this person.” For a disease, that might be “A celebrity who suffered/suffers from this disease.” For a place, that might be “Famous people from this city/state/country.”

DO NOT forget your MLA citations. They must be listed ALPHABETICALLY on a Works Cited page. The databases listed above have a “Cite” or “Generate Citation” button somewhere on the screen which allows you to copy and paste the MLA citation rather than go to EasyBib or NoodleTools to make one. However, IF you need to make a citation, or check to see if your copy/pasted citation is accurate, use Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab website OWL.

Also attached is a blank Informative Speech grade rubric. You do not need to do anything in Blackboard with this rubric. I have provided it to explain the 20 individual criteria on which you will be graded when you write an outline, create a PowerPoint, and of course present your topic.

Each criteria is graded on a 0-5 scale:

0=criteria not attempted, 1-criteria minimally attempted, 2=criteria attempted but weak with room for substantial improvement, 3=criteria attempted satisfactorily but with average results, 4=criteria could use slight improvement, 5=criteria successfully attempted.

FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. Ask the Professor via e-mail if you do not understand any the directions. Be patient. Your professor may need a few hours or a day to answer.


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Student Name Speech 1311-________ Informative Speech Outline See directions following the Works Cited page. Topic: Thesis main points 1, 2, 3. (Example: Adam Levine: Childhood, Music Career, Movie and TV Career, Family.) Opener: 1. Provide a statistic and then reveal its source. State “According to (magazine name),” then report the fact or facts from that news article. 2. Ask your audience if they know, or can guess, your topic. Raise your hand to signal a response from them, then count and acknowledge the number of responses, if any. 3. State your topic. “I am here to discuss your topic.” 4. State your thesis in future tense. “I will reveal main point one, main point two and main point three.” 5. State your sources. “My research for this speech was found in (name all your magazine, newspaper and journal sources as listed on Works Cited page, alphabetically.” Transition. (Choose either one-word, phrase-style, sentence-style, or question-answer transition.